President Joe Biden to visit Arizona semiconductor plant under construction

日期:2022/12/01   IAE

拜登12/6將參觀台積電亞利桑那州廠  /President Joe Biden to visit Arizona semiconductor plant under construction

Biden Gets Victory Lap With $12 Billion TSMC Plant, Arizona Wins 

Facility expected to open 2024 in battleground state Arizona
Samsung, Intel also have plans to manufacture more chips in US /拜登以 120 億美元的台積電工廠獲得勝利,亞利桑那州獲勝 
設施預計將於 2024 年在戰場州亞利桑那州開放
三星、英特爾也計劃在美國生產更多晶片

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President Joe Biden Photographer: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

 

ByJenny Leonard and Debby Wu
2022年11月30日 下午9:45 [GMT+8]

President Joe Biden will help celebrate a landmark step in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s construction of a $12 billion facility in Arizona next Tuesday -- its first advanced chip plant in the US -- a White House official said, capitalizing on his efforts to reinvigorate manufacturing in a politically crucial state.

During the visit to the TSMC construction site in Phoenix, the president will discuss how he plans to rebuild supply chains in the US and create jobs in Arizona and across the country, the official added.

一位白宮官員表示,喬·拜登總統將於下週二幫助慶祝台積電在亞利桑那州建設耗資 120 億美元的工廠邁出具有里程碑意義的一步,這是該公司在美國的第一家先進芯片工廠。 在一個政治上至關重要的州重振製造業。

這位官員補充說,在訪問台積電鳳凰城建設現場期間,總統將討論他計劃如何重建美國的供應鏈,以及如何在亞利桑那州和全國創造就業機會。

Arizona has emerged as one of the most competitive political battlegrounds in the country. Biden’s victory in the state helped him win the presidency in 2020, and Democrats there won narrow elections for governor and a US Senate seat earlier this month. The Republican gubernatorial candidate, Kari Lake, is an ally of former President Donald Trump who has echoed his false claims about widespread fraud in the last presidential election and is contesting her own defeat.

亞利桑那州已成為該國最具競爭力的政治戰場之一。 拜登在該州的勝利幫助他贏得了 2020 年的總統職位,本月早些時候,該州的民主黨人以微弱優勢贏得了州長和美國參議院席位的選舉。 共和黨州長候選人卡里萊克是前總統唐納德特朗普的盟友,她在上次總統選舉中重複了他關於普遍舞弊的錯誤說法,並正在為自己的失敗而戰。

The Dec. 6 “first tool-in” ceremony, in which TSMC will symbolically move equipment into a building, will be attended by company founder Morris Chang, Chairman Mark Liu, and Chief Executive Officer C.C. Wei. TSMC announced in 2020 that it would build the plant and has said that it expects to begin production in 2024, initially making 20,000 wafers of relatively advanced 5-nanometer chips per month. 

While the volume is modest and the technology will be at least one generation behind the latest available chips when the plant comes online, TSMC’s new site could be a turning point in the Biden administration’s efforts to bolster chip manufacturing in the US. 

12 月 6 日,台積電將像徵性地將設備搬入大樓的“第一台工具”儀式上,公司創始人張忠謀、董事長劉馬克和首席執行官 C.C. 魏。 台積電在 2020 年宣布將建設該工廠,並表示預計 2024 年開始生產,最初每月生產 20,000 片相對先進的 5 納米芯片晶圓。

雖然產量不大,而且該工廠投產時,該技術至少比最新可用芯片落後一代,但台積電的新廠址可能成為拜登政府加強美國芯片製造努力的轉折點。

Apple Inc. is preparing to begin sourcing chips for its devices from a plant under construction in Arizona, likely the TSMC factory, Bloomberg News reported.

Earlier: Apple Prepares to Get Made-in-US Chips in Pivot From Asia

The US has sought to reduce its reliance on Taiwan and other Asian nations after the coronavirus pandemic exposed the world’s dependence on their chips. Over the past two years, shortages of semiconductors caused production stoppages affecting industries from medical devices to consumer electronics and led some automakers to furlough workers.

The Biden administration intends to bolster domestic manufacturing through the $50 billion in subsidies from the Chips and Science Act that the president signed into law in August. TSMC is likely to receive billions in subsidies. 

Intel Corp. and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. are among the companies that have announced plans for new cutting-edge facilities in the US. 

Still, Taiwanese officials and TSMC executives have insisted that they will keep the latest technology housed in Taiwan, creating a potential obstacle for the White House to secure the most advanced chips on US soil.

TSMC is laying the groundwork for a second plant in Arizona, that will make more advanced 3-nm chips, although it hasn’t made a final decision on whether to proceed.

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, whose department is responsible for distributing the chips subsidies, is also set to attend the Tuesday ceremony.

據彭博社報導,蘋果公司正準備開始從亞利桑那州正在建設中的工廠採購其設備的芯片,該工廠可能是台積電工廠。

早些時候:蘋果準備從亞洲獲得美國製造的芯片

在冠狀病毒大流行暴露了世界對台灣和其他亞洲國家芯片的依賴之後,美國一直在尋求減少對台灣和其他亞洲國家的依賴。在過去兩年中,半導體短缺導致生產停工,影響了從醫療設備到消費電子產品的多個行業,並導致一些汽車製造商讓工人休假。

拜登政府打算通過總統於 8 月簽署成為法律的《芯片與科學法案》提供的 500 億美元補貼來支持國內製造業。台積電很可能獲得數十億美元的補貼。

英特爾公司和韓國三星電子公司等公司已宣布計劃在美國建設新的尖端設施。

儘管如此,台灣官員和台積電高管仍堅稱,他們會將最新技術留在台灣,這為白宮在美國本土獲取最先進芯片製造了潛在障礙。

台積電正在為亞利桑那州的第二家工廠奠定基礎,該工廠將生產更先進的 3 納米芯片,但尚未就是否繼續進行做出最終決定。

負責分配芯片補貼的商務部長吉娜雷蒙多也將出席週二的儀式。

鳳凰城——在獲得半導體芯片工廠的權利後,亞利桑那州將接受總統訪問。

拜登總統將於 12 月 6 日星期二前往亞利桑那州,參觀正在鳳凰城建設的台積電 (TSMC) 工廠。

白宮宣布,總統將討論“他的經濟計劃如何導致製造業繁榮、重建供應鏈以及在亞利桑那州和全國創造高薪工作。”

台積電芯片是蘋果 iPhone 和 F-35 戰鬥機的大腦,該公司最近選擇菲尼克斯作為其在美國的第二家工廠。

該工廠預計將僱用 1,600 名員工,並為供應商創造數千個工作崗位。